Tuesday, February 27, 2007

35 minutes

In 35 minutes I can:

  • Make spaghetti
  • Bake 12 pumpkin muffins
  • Steam 2 crowns of broccoli
  • Unload and load the dishwasher
  • Wipe off all the counters and the table
  • Clean up a pile of wooden blocks
  • Comfort a screaming child
  • Rescue the markers and crayons
  • Make a cocktail
  • Sing 12 verses of Wheels on the Bus
In 35 minutes Claire can:
  • Dump a box of wooden blocks twice
  • Dump a box of plastic interlocking blocks
  • Dump a box of rubber bugs
  • Find a pattern card for the above rubber bugs and squeal with glee for 2 straight minutes without taking a breath
  • Decide to color the pattern card, opening the art drawer into her face
  • Squeal with terror for 2 straight minutes without taking a breath
  • Tell me off for removing the crayons and markers from her possession when she resumed her attempt to color on the bug pattern card.
  • Find a sheet of stickers in an undisclosed location (I suspect that she hides things on her person) and dole them out to all of her beloveds, including me and a stuffed frog.
  • Dump out all of the play-doh toys.
  • Open 3 canisters of play-doh.
  • Find a laundry basket and sit in it while singing Wheels on the Bus
  • Find an empty box and ride it like a horse.
  • Sneak a slice of banana bread off the counter and stuff the entire thing into her mouth while giggle maniacally. "Tee hee heee mmf mmf mmf."
She wins.

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